For a young-earth creationist who believes God made creation with apparent age, are dating methods irrelevant? In other words, if creation was created with a certain apparent age (??yr) and since we don't know how many years of apparent age it was created with, how could any dating method verify how old a certain element in creation is? (ie, that the element would actually be 6000yr NOT 6000yr + ??yr) So are dating methods then irrelevant for the young earth creationist?